WATCH: Lainey Wilson Makes Late Night Debut with ‘Things A Man Oughta Know’

Rising country star Lainey Wilson made her late night television debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday evening. The…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 2, 2021


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Rising country star Lainey Wilson made her late night television debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday evening.

The Louisiana native took the stage to perform her first-ever chart-topping single, “Things A Man Oughta Know,” which topped both the Mediabase and Billboard Country radio charts in September. 

Sporting a red coat and tie adorned with colorful rhinestones by Any Old Iron and bell bottoms from Cat O’ Nine clothing, Wilson effortlessly performed the track on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! stage.

“That certainly wasn’t my first late night but it was the first time I let them air it on television…” laughed Lainey. “What an incredible experience through and through. I felt like a million bucks in my head-to-toe red get-up, and appreciate the warm welcome from the entire Jimmy Kimmel Live! crew. Thank you for making it so special, y’all are world class.”

Wilson celebrated the success of her No.1 single via social media with a message of gratitude to everyone who has helped her along the way. 

“Thank you to anybody and everybody who has given me a chance,” she wrote. “That’s all I’ve ever wanted. I was taught if you want something, you go get the dang thing. There were so many hands on deck to get this song to number one and a ‘thank you’ just don’t do it justice. But thank you to the folks who have given me a pat on the back, encouraged me, listened to my music, given me an opportunity, told me I could do it, and even the ones who told me I couldn’t do it because it made me want it that much more. This is just the beginning.”


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She went on to offer anyone else out there chasing a dream a bit of advice. 

“And to anybody who has a dream so deep down in their heart that can’t stand it… put your blinders on, lean in, and go get it.” 


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Her heartfelt Instagram post garnered support from several fellow artists, including Priscilla BlockJameson RodgersScotty McCreeryCallista Clark and so many more. 

“Things A Man Oughta Know,” is featured on Wilson’s debut album, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ and continues to rake in streams with over 3 million on-demand streams a week. 

Wilson recently wrapped up her run on Jason Aldean’s Back in the Saddle Tour and is expected to announce a new radio single later this month. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.